May 15, 2009
ABT PRESENTS ABTKIDS,
SATURDAY, MAY 30 AT 11:30AM at
THE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE
One-Hour Performance to Feature
Special Appearance by Angelina Ballerina‚Ñ¢
All Seats $25
ABTKids, a unique hour-long program designed for children and families, will present a performance of highlights from the Company’s 2009 Spring Season on Saturday, May 30 at 11:30 AM at the Metropolitan Opera House.
Narrated by ABT II Artistic Director Wes Chapman, ABTKids includes a special guest appearance by Angelina Ballerina‚Ñ¢, the little mouse with big dreams, and performances by the acclaimed dancers of ABT. Angelina Ballerina, as seen on PBS KIDS¬Æ and PBS KIDS SproutSM, has been associated with American Ballet Theatre since 2003. A post-performance photo opportunity with Angelina Ballerina‚Ñ¢ is free to all ticket holders in the Met Gift Shop at the Metropolitan Opera House.
All tickets for ABTKids are $25 and are available at the Metropolitan Opera House box office or by calling 212-362-6000. The Metropolitan Opera House is located at Broadway and 65th Street in New York City. For more information visit www.abt.org.
The 2009 Family Initiative provides opportunities for children and families to attend ABT’s performances in New York City through discounts on children’s tickets, bringing more than 4,000 youngsters and their families to the ballet annually.
CA, Inc. is a sponsor of ABT’s Family Initiative. ABTKids is generously supported through an endowed gift from Thomas and Lydia West, in loving memory of Vivian B. West. Payless ShoeSource¬Æ is the underwriting sponsor of Family Day.
ABT’s 2009 Spring Season is sponsored by Superfund Asset Management, Inc.